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Réserve de Malzoné – English version

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to the draining of the pond and upcoming development work, the Souchet trail will remain closed this year. See you in spring 2023 or on the Tour trail which is open. Thank you for understanding and respecting this information.



The Malzoné’s wildlife Reserve was acquired in 1977 by the FDC 41. It is an exceptional shelter for migratory birds located in the heart of Sologne, a natural region where many small lakes are concentrated. Because of its quietness, the wildlife Reserve is dedicated to the conservation and study of Nature. In winter, it is not rare to count more than a thousand ducks of various species. The Malzoné Reserve is a 77 ha site, with 32 ha of water and two observatories allowing you to be at the heart of Nature. The ‘La Tour’ trail is open all year, while the ‘Souchet’ trail is open from April 1 until September 30, in order to preserve birds’ tranquility from the hunting season.

The Reserve plays three major roles:

  • Preserving biological diversity
  • Allowing for the conduct of studies on wildlife and its habitats
  • Promoting positive actions to professionals and the general public


Whether you are passionate or curious, come and observe water birds in this exceptional Reserve!

Download the brochure in English.


Malzoné is full of treasures. To discover them while being mindful of the flora and fauna, different amenities are available to you.


Download the app “Cirkwi” for routes and sights such as the Malzoné Reserve. You will get access to maps, information, and pictures on your smartphone or your tablet. Once downloaded, you will still access them, even without an internet connection.

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The highlight of the tour is based on its natural and ecological dimension: at the Malzoné Reserve, both flora and fauna are protected and valued. The tour offers a complete immersion in wilderness through two different pathways, one of which is accessible all year round.


There are several observations points all along the pathway, and two observatories with illustrated educational panels.